r/WorkReform May 25 '22

๐Ÿ’ธ Talk About Your Wages Youโ€™re allowed to discuss pay: Itโ€™s the law

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Itโ€™s long been considered taboo to discuss how much youโ€™re making with your co-workers. But the truth is, the National Labor Relations Act and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) makes the law clear: You are allowed to discuss your pay, without fear of retaliation or retribution by your employer for doing so. Link


r/WorkReform Jan 26 '22 Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote This Rocket Like To The Stars Silver Gold

๐Ÿ† HALL OF FAME Want to reform work? Start or join a union where you work.

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Iโ€™m a member of UFCW 1996. Is it perfect? No. Is working at a job with a union way better? Yes. The collective bargaining power is one of the greatest tools unions bring to the table. The real power, the reason corporations will spend millions of dollars to prevent a union from forming, why they find any reason to fire employees interested in unions, and why itโ€™s part of the job training to ignore unions, is how much easier it is to call and how powerful of a tool work strikes are. Weโ€™ve been seeing strikes work at places like John Deere, Kellogg, and Kroger in more recent weeks but strikes have been proven effective since conceived. Cutting off the profits of corporations brings them to the table and rest assured losing money is the only factor that will get them to give any kind of care to their workers.

This link will take you to UFCWโ€™s website if your interested in starting a union and gives a step by step process to do so.

UFCW is an established union but that doesnโ€™t make them the only one. As easy as it was to find them through search engine use Iโ€™m sure you can find one that may be closer to your jobs wheelhouse.

Starting a union in your company will likely be very challenging. Corporations will absolutely fight unfairly to prevent a union from forming, but unless you trust your CEO and executive board where you work to have your best interests at heart then forming a union will be the best thing you can do for yourself and your co-workers long term happiness.

Edit 5: To the disingenuous trolls saying unions just take your money and screw you over my union costs me 9.88 per week which is $39.88 per month. That buys me a contract which includes health, prescription, vision, and dental insurance for only $14.25 per week or $57.00 per month. Access to the union legal fund if I need a lawyer. A host of discounts at a decent selection of companies. A vested pension after 5 years. A grievance process to deal with rule breakers in management. Again I wonโ€™t say itโ€™s perfect. Wages continue to be a point of conflict but I also am guaranteed raises yearly and we will renegotiate our contract in 2023.

Edit 1: This link will take you to a list of labor unions. I have not visited these unions websites because thereโ€™s a lot of them, however I think it would be safe to say most if not all will have a way to either join them or a way to start one through them.

Edit 2: This will take you to the Industrial Workers of the World or IWW website. If your field doesnโ€™t have a union they may be right for you. They offer options both in the US and around the world.

Edit 3: The Emergency Workers Organizing Committee or EWOC is a grassroots organization aimed at helping workers organize in the workplace. They are a project of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America (UE).

Edit 4: United Steelworkers Canadian Branch USW covers a wide variety of jobs including saw mills, steel mills, call centers, credit unions, mines, airports, manufacturing, offices, oil refineries, security companies, nursing homes, telecom, coffee shops, restaurants, legal clinics, universities, among others.


r/WorkReform 11h ago All-Seeing Upvote

โ” Other Hilarious that this is seen as shocking news. Who can blame them? All job postings should provide salary listings, period.

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r/WorkReform 17h ago

๐Ÿ’ธ Raise Our Wages I have a feeling that raising wages and not overloading employees is not going to be part of the discussion in this webinar.

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r/WorkReform 6h ago

โ” Other Would You flip burgers for 350k a year?

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r/WorkReform 8h ago

โœ‚๏ธ Tax The Billionaires Billionaires' Success Secrets

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r/WorkReform 9h ago

๐Ÿ“ Story Can afford to expand but not to pay a living wage. Medical insurance paid for by taxpayers.

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r/WorkReform 5h ago

โ” Other Good!

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r/WorkReform 5h ago

๐Ÿ’ธ Raise Our Wages Inflation my ass! Pay us!

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r/WorkReform 11h ago

๐Ÿ’ธ Talk About Your Wages My friend found out her coworkers were making more than her and used it as leverage to ask for a raise. The new contract they are having her sign is forbidding her from discussing pay in the future. Is this legal?

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r/WorkReform 17h ago

๐Ÿ˜ก Venting Interview scheduled by AI was a bust

307 Upvotes

My 18 year old son is looking for his first job and applied online to a chain restaurant and was immediately contacted by AI chat about an interview. It was scheduled and the AI even got back to him to change it. He went on the decided date and no one had any idea what he was talking about. It was very disappointing for one of his 1st interviews. Just wanted to know if anyone else experienced this.


r/WorkReform 1d ago

๐Ÿ˜ก Venting What Billionaires Do With Their Money: Buy Politicians

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r/WorkReform 1d ago

โœ‚๏ธ Tax The Billionaires $147,000,000,000

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r/WorkReform 6h ago

๐Ÿ“ Story "Begging" By Charles Bukowski. Perfectly Encapsulates What It Means To Do Menial Work.

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r/WorkReform 3h ago

โœ… Success Story Denver woman wins large wage case

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r/WorkReform 6h ago

๐Ÿ“ Story McDonald's, In-N-Out, and Chipotle are spending millions to block raises for their workers | CNN Business

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r/WorkReform 4h ago

๐Ÿ“ Story My former Manager wrote the following on a white board in the break room (before I altered it as seen below): More effort prevents poor performance.

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r/WorkReform 11h ago

๐Ÿ“ Story SEC Whistleblower Program Sees All Time High in Tips Against Corporate Fraud

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r/WorkReform 5h ago

โ” Other Guy who makes $3600 an hour says that $22 an hour is too much.

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r/WorkReform 8h ago

๐Ÿ“ Story "I got a rejection mail after 1.5 y !!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ" That's even more ridiculous than ghosting!

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r/WorkReform 7h ago

๐Ÿ“ Story scrolling through indeed nowdays is wild

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i work at a gas station for $16 an hour

and its crazy to see just how many jobs pay slightly more or slightly less then what i make..this was just a few examples from a quick scan of a couple pages

here are a few jobs that pay LESS then what i make working at a gas station

bailiff, hospital scheduler, outreach coodanator, school bus monitor, customer service, dental tech ($15.50.. wtf), various khols jobs, various home depot, various auto parts stores, vet assistant ($14 ouch)

here are a few that pay more..

overnight stocker at walmart (seemed unusually high, pretty sure they are lying about pay), home caregivers (same pay yikes)

hotel quest service, office admin (on $0.50 more than i make lol) dental assistant (only $2 more then i make lmao) programmer (a lot more), 911 telecom (decent still not great), sandblaster (only $2 more)

idk what the point of this post is.. other than just sort of sad to see how little everyone is being offered. idk how any of us are making it.

i live in a fairly rural area though. so cost of living is cheaper compared to city living obviously. but still.. pretty wild.

to be fair though i think a lot of stuff posted on indeed is fraudulent and or automated. but even if this remotely close, it still paints a pretty grim picture


r/WorkReform 14h ago

โ” Other Is it just me, orโ€ฆ

83 Upvotes

โ€ฆ are all the big corporate media acting disappointed at the economic news this morning?

Q4 wasnโ€™t a recession, in fact it was a robust 2.9% growth rate.

But the media are all morose like itโ€™s bad news that the economy is doing well. Theyโ€™ve been trying to sow doom and gloom for a while, along with โ€œlayoffs are comingโ€ and โ€œbe grateful that you have a job.โ€

Seems to me to be anti-working-person propaganda at this point, and that theyโ€™re disappointed that the economy remains robust.


r/WorkReform 3h ago

๐Ÿ˜ก Venting Offered food pantry resources when hours cut

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I was seeing red after my friend went to HR after her hours were cut to low to pay bills and basic needs. She needs 32 hours to pay her bills and after going to HR and requesting to have 32 hours a week the HR lady handed here some resources for local food pantries. The fucking HR lady. It's not like they work at a small store. It's Target. A multimillion dollar company. I was so livid when they told me that and I can't stop thinking about the audacity and disregard for human needs. I had to share this and they wouldn't let me post in the Target sub. How hard is it to offer basic needs to these employees that just got the company through the holiday season missing opportunities with family and friends because it's a black out month so no requesting off.


r/WorkReform 7h ago

๐Ÿ“ Story Best boss ever?

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r/WorkReform 8h ago

๐Ÿ“ฐ News In Confidential Memo, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen Celebrated Unemployment as a โ€œWorker-Discipline Deviceโ€

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r/WorkReform 9h ago

๐Ÿ“ Story Unjust Firing

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A few days ago I had to say goodbye to my beloved dog due to heart failure. I was at the Emergency Vet with her until she passed and it was very hard. I had gotten her during quarantine and she helped my mental health and gave me a reason to get up in the mornings, so it was a shock to realize that she was truly gone. I had to work a shift at Menchies the very next day and knew I would not be able to be professional and composed so I tried to call off. I was only met with being told I was fired. I felt that I was let go in a very unfair circumstance and I was a competent worker who always showed up early and did their job well.

This was my google review:

I started working here on July 1, 2022. This was my first job. I was very grateful to have had the opportunity to work there. Initially, it was a simple job, mostly menial tasks, and customer service. I started seeing the cracks in the business after I had been working there longer. The business has a lot of turnover in workers because the Owners are unempathetic and unforgiving. I was let go a few days ago on January 25, 2023, because I called off work. This was due to the fact that the night before I was at the Emergency Vet saying goodbye to my dog. I had messaged all of my Team members to see if anyone could cover my shift but that endeavor was in vain. I knew that I would not be able to provide much if anything to the customer service or running of the store if I went in. I believe that in these circumstances a day off would be reasonable, however, Duff(The owner) did not feel the same way. Note the only other time I had called off was because I had contracted COVID-19. The other times that unforeseen events popped up and I could not make it to work, I found someone to cover my shift or switch shifts, and I did not inconvenience Duff. There was also no rule for call-offs, it was up to Duff to decide whether our reason for calling off was either reasonable or not. Although your first impression of the store may seem warm and welcoming, do not be fooled by the plastic facades of the owners.


r/WorkReform 11h ago

๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Union Strong TCG Player, now owned by eBay, is trying to unionize again

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